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Brokeback Mountain Scene 9

Scene 9

Scene 9

  • Jack asks Ennis if he'll take the job again next summer.
  • Probably not, Ennis says. He wants a job on a ranch instead. This is the cowboy equivalent of Ennis telling Jack that he's "super busy this month. Maybe see you around?"
  • Jack says he might be back.
  • He gets in his rattling truck, and Ennis walks down the dusty road.
  • Ennis ducks into an alleyway in a panic, crying and punching the wall. He's so upset he feels sick to his stomach.
  • Love hurts. Love scars. Love wounds…and pukes…